Under the management of Jose Mourinho, Chelsea were one of the most efficient Clubs in the transfer window but Antonio Conte’s frugal nature has somewhat taught him a transfer lesson but he is poised to right his wrong.
Chelsea’s reported deal for Tiemoue Bakayoko is one that continues to linger but if reports according to the Express is anything to go by, then the Blues fans can take a deep breath because a £39.9million move has been agreed for the player.
Bakayoko emerged as a prime transfer target for Conte long before Antonio Rudiger was signed but the player underwent a knee surgery at the end of last season and that stalled proceedings for his move to Stamford Bridge.
The 22-year-old midfielder has been identified by Conte as the perfect player to partner N’golo Kante in Chelsea’s midfield.
Jose Mourinho has a knack for going after target of rival Clubs. After sealing a deal for Lukaku, it was reported that Man United had beaten Chelsea to Bakayoko’s signature but that has turned out untrue.
However, RMC Sport in France claim that the Blues have won the race for the players signature – a fee of £39.9m was agreed upon between Chelsea and Monaco last night, claims the report.
The report further claims, Bakayoko will travel to London on Thursday, have his medical on Friday before putting pen to paper on a five-year deal.
Inadvertently, his signing will displace Nemanja Matic of his place in the midfield of Chelsea, giving him the chance to switch to Man United.
Conte has been keeping close tabs on Bakayoko who is said to be more creative than Matic. It is believed that his incisive runs in the middle of the pack will add steel and dexterity to the midfield of Chelsea.